[3 of 5] Under The Microscope: Sunflower Lecithin - The Unsung Hero Of Provitalize

January 21, 2020

Sunflower lecithin is an ingredient that we don’t often see in the limelight…

But it is a secret weapon that massively boosts the functions of Provitalize.

Let’s see why this ingredient matters to you.

What is sunflower lecithin?

Sunflower lecithin is a healthy yellow-brownish fatty substance extracted from sunflowers.

Sunflower lecithin

Notably, this substance acts great an emulsifier; in other words it is able to combine oil and water to form a smooth uniform combination. 

This is important in our body because it makes water-loving components, such as curcumin and moringa, dissolve in the fat-exposed environment in our bodies, causing the nutrients to be absorbed more readily and effectively used.

What are the benefits?

Besides being a great emulsifier, it is also a powerful supplement to our body. Lecithin is known to help synthesize important fatty substances in your body that is critical for health functions. 

For instance, a study published in Brain Science Journal showed that lecithin is used to synthesize myelin sheaths on your nerves, which is a critical component for your brain to transmit information quickly. You can think faster and maybe even understand what your child is saying when he talks about his anatomy project.

Sunflower lecithin contains good fats. When you consume it, the good fats will displace the bad fats from important places in your body such as your arteries.

Who uses this?

Because of its strong emulsifying property, lecithin is used in bakeries to make things like chocolate brownies, cakes and cookies. It holds the water-loving ingredients with the oil-like ingredients to give you that rich, smooth and moist texture.

What are advantages of sunflower lecithin over the more common soy lecithin?

When we look at the choice of lecithin used in the market, soy lecithin is a popular choice compared to sunflower lecithin, and is more easily available.
 
But sunflower lecithin possesses some key advantages that make it worth the extra effort.
 
Sunflower lecithin can be extracted cold-pressed and extracted raw. This is unlike soy lecithin that needs harsh chemical solvents like hexane and acetone to process.
 
Thus sunflower lecithin is much safer for consumption.  
 
On top of that, sunflower lecithin is a great alternative for people allergic to soy, as soy lecithin can still affect people with soy allergy.
 
Most soy products in the market are genetically modified. There are many uncertainties when it comes to dealing with genetically modified food. Sunflower on the other hand is natural from its source, making it a more reliable choice.
 
Because of the overall higher quality of sunflower lecithin, it makes the price more expensive than soy lecithin. Thus many commercial products choose soy lecithin to lower their production costs.
 
Not for Provitalize though.
 
We chose sunflower lecithin for Provitalize as its advantages are more important for your health.
 
In the next email of this series, we’ll take a good look at the next ingredient in Provitalize: Moringa leaves.
To a better body, 

Linda Summers
Happiness Manager
Better Body Co